Volatile Organic Compounds
VOC tests consist of a gas chromatographic scan of 58 compounds. These are compounds found from petrochemical contamination.
Determine if any lead is leaching into the water from lead based solder.
These are contaminates from older pesticides, pressure treated lumber(CCA) which have leached into the ground
EDB's are chemicals that can be found in well water in areas where tobacco farming may have been conducted.
Radon in Water
Testing for radon gas in water
Flow and Pressure
This test is conducted to show the volume (gallons per minute) of water delivered at a set pressure. (This test is not to be confused for a well recovery test.)
Following the EPA protocols for testing during a real estate transaction. Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the U.S. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon has been determined by the EPA to be a cancer causing radioactive gas.
Click on the Radon button on the left for more details
- Termite - Wood Destroying Insects - Pest
We can arrange for this outside service to be performed at the same time as our inspection by an insependent "S" licensed wood destroying insect inspector.
- Lead Paint and Lead Solder
These tests are performed by an outside qualified and licensed contractor.
Asbestos was a mineral used in many forms of insulation and building products. Asbestos was deemed to not only be a good insulation material, but also a great fire proofing material and bonding agent. Asbestos was used in many products: floor tiles, siding, roofing shingles, pipe & ductwork insulation, older wall board, roofing cements. Asbestos has been determined to be a cancer causing product, that if disturbed or in a deteriorating state, can be inhaled causing a health hazard. This sampling and analysis is performed by an outside qualified and licensed contractor and lab.
We can arrange for this outside service to be performed by a licensed septic inspector in your area. We highly recommend that a thorough septic system inspection be performed by a qualified, licensed septic system contractor. Septic repairs and replacements can run into thousands of dollars.
- Mold Screening - following IESO Standards
Air, Surface and Carpet Sampling (non-destructive sampling). We are a Certified Mold Inspector performing initial collection of carpet, surface and air samples to determine if a hazardous mold condition may exist.
Samples are taken and kept under strict chain of custody control and analyzed at an approved EMLAP accedited lab.
- Phase 1 Environmental Inspection
Phase 1 environmental inspections are conducted where there is reason to believe that an environmental problem may exist and consist of 3 distinct categories;
1. Pre-site evaluation through historical record review and owner/operator questionnaire.
2. Site inspection through visual observation of the property
3. Submitting a written report
• Hazardous Waste
• Pesticides and Herbicides
• Polychlorinated Biphenyls - PCBs
• Underground Storage Tanks - UST
• Above ground Storage Tanks - AST
• Urea-Formaldehyde Foam Insulation - UFFI
• Electromagnetic Fields - EMFs
• Air Pollution
• Water Supply